Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group U
(classical-language maxims, slogans, adages, proverbs, and words of wisdom that can still capture our modern imagination)
Expressions of general truths: Latin to English maxims, proverbs, and mottoes
Word entries are from Latin unless otherwise indicated.
A reference to a court or other agency of government, an institution, or an individual, that exceeds its legal authority.2. An antonym, or opposite, is intra vires.
There are other legal applications (or interpretations):
- An act performed without any legal authority to act on the subject. It may refer to acts beyond the scope of the powers of a corporation; such as those that are defined by its charter or laws of state of incorporation.
- The term has a broad application and includes not only acts prohibited by a charter, but acts that are in excess of powers granted and not prohibited, and generally applied either when a corporation has no power whatever to do an act or when the corporation has the power but exercises it.
- An act is ultra vires when a corporation is without authority to perform it under any circumstances or for any purpose.
- An ultra vires act of a municipality is one that is beyond the powers conferred upon it by law.
Apocrypha: Wisdom of Solomon (c. 100 B.C.)
A medical term used in prescriptions.
Motto of the Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York, USA.
Motto of Gabon Republic.
Motto of the Kingdom of Austria.
One thing at a time.
A papal statement or pronouncement made in behalf of the Roman Catholic Church. This is also the motto of Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, USA.; but it is translated: "For the city and the world."
As cited below.
Motto of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, USA.